Day trips from Zadar

Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, counts for a lot more than just five or six day trips mentioned here.

Located at the heart of Adriatic, Zadar is the urban centre of northern Dalmatia. Even though not every one of them is situated in Zadar county, plenty of national parks and nature parks are within its' close proximity.

Some of them you can reach only by boat, and those are the ones we're interested in here. The rest, such as Paklenica and Plitvice lakes can be visited any time of the year by any other means of transportation.

Without further ado, we bring you boat tours from Zadar.

1. Kornati national park

Breathtaking Kornati national park is within your reach with one click

If you're looking for ways to get from Zadar to Kornati, search no more. This is one of the absolute bestsellers.

The Kornati national park consists of around 150 uninhabited islands, isles and coves for which George Bernard Shaw wrote that „on the last day of Creation, God wanted to crown his work and created the tears, stars and breathtaking Kornati“.

Nature park Telašćica, at the same time, is located in the south-eastern part of the island of Dugi Otok. It's a bay surrounded by 13 islands and islets which, together with 6 islets inside the bay, was proclaimed a Nature park in 1988.

Beside the fact that you get to see a national park AND a nature park in the same one day trip, you'll also get served lunch with wine on board or at a restaurant on one of the islands.

It's your call. And this is your click we need to help you get there before the crowding starts.

2. Telascica nature park

Telascica nature park from the air

This tour also takes you to both Telascica nature park and national park Kornati.

What's the difference between Kornati national park tour and Telascica nature park tour? Food.

This trip includes a seven-course fish menu. Throughout the whole day food and wine bill be served in protected bays.

You will also be able to enjoy and discover small and beautiful places in the Zadar archipelago and, to top all of that, we are available for any ideas you might have to make this tour even better. Have an idea? Click here and let us make it come true.

3. Kornati and Telašćica from Drage

Boat sailing around Kornati national park

For those who are currently situated little more south-east from Zadar, you can also visit Kornati national park and Telascica nature park from Drage, as well.

While cruising to the Telašćica bay, you will sail near cliffs that rise 160 m above the sea and 90 m in the depth. You will also get to swim and play in a turquoise colored sea on the island of Žut (which can be translated to Yellow Island – now that's a shock).

Oh, did I not mention the dolphins? I better hush so they don't get scared. And you should click here now before they get away.

4. Murter island | Vrgada and Podvrške beach trip

Beautiful islands of Murter - Vrgada, Murvenjak and Murter

Since you're already in Drage, might as well visit Vrgada, Murvenjak and Murter.

This three island tour from Drage will take you to swimming on Vrgada, little island with less than 50 inhabitants, perfect place as a getaway from noise and other tourists.

Don't swim yourself tired just yet – after visiting Murvenjak, you will dock on Murter island and proceed to beach Podvrške.

And if that's not enough, don't forget to say hi to the dolphins on the way back. You can find them here.

5. Sakarun beach | Dugi Otok

Take a boat ride to swim on the Sakarun beach

A two hour boat trip will take you all the way to Dugi Otok and its' best beaches, including Sakarun Beach. On the way over there, you can enjoy the view of Zadar archipelago and discover Ugljan Island, with a few interesting facts as well. However, the bread and the butter of this day trip from Zadar is Saharun beach.

Sakarun beach is almost a kilometer long sand beach with a bit of a Caribbean flair. The sea is crystal clear and the swimming area is extremely large and shallow, and what's more, you'll get to have 4 hours of leisure time to properly enjoy it. The first step is clicking here for tour details and prices.

Or, if you're some 12 kilometers farther north, click here for the same trip departing from Petrčane. Oh, you mean you're even farther north than that? No problem, click here to take the Sakarun beach trip from Vir.

Also, why don't you check the rest of the boat tours in Croatia? And if charter rentals are more for you, click here. But don't tell anyone that I told you about it!